Every woman knows about looking for the dress, but there are several other outfits that the bride needs apart from that. Now, these could be outfits you already have, or it could be a fun excuse to go shopping!
If you’re having a bridal shower, you’ll need a dress (and more than one if you’re having multiple showers!). Wear what you feel good in, but don’t over-dress. This is the time for shorter dresses or maxi dresses, not ball gowns.
It really depends on your plans as to what is appropriate here. It could be a club dress or even pjs!
Traveling to Venue
This can be jeans and a “bride” t-shirt or a button up blouse. Just note that you need to be able to get the shirt off over your just-done-at-the-salon hair. So, a button-up or a large neck is the way to go.
Generally, this includes a robe and your undergarments so you don’t mess up your hair and make-up going from that to the dress.
This outfit is optional, but some women would like to get married in a ball gown, but party the night away in a slimmer dress. If that sounds like what you’d like to do, a reception dress is needed. It’s usually also white (or ivory) but easier to move in. Sometimes it’s shorter or a sheath fit, but it’s up to the bride.
This too is optional. If you can travel in your wedding dress to the hotel, then go for it! If you’d like to change, a going away outfit will be needed.
As someone who opened a shower gift containing a negligee in front of all of her female family members and friends (and proceeded to turn bright red when I held it up trying to figure out what it was – I was the last to figure it out), I can tell you from experience that it’s generally assumed that the bride will wear nicer pajamas the night of her wedding. That means a nice nightgown or negligee or sexy lingerie. What you wear (and are comfortable with) is entirely up to you.
Photos by ShootAnyAngle Wedding Photography.